408 views/7 faves 1`4 October 2011
Location: Taken at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada….If you look closely you can see the female in the background.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55-250mm Zoom lens, Aperture setting 5.0, ISO 200, White balance Cloudy
Wood Duck: Aix sponsa. fairly common, 18-19 in.(45-49 cm). Highly colored; often perch in trees.
Male; Bizarre face pattern, sweptback crest and rainbow iridesence unique.
Female; Dull colored, note dark crested head and white eye patch.
Voice; Male, hissing jeeeb, with rising inflection. Female; a loud, rising squeal, oo-eek and sharp crrek, crrek.
Habitat; Wooded swamps, rivers, ponds and marshes